DATE: November 6, 2001
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn
STCC to Present Musical, Working;
Production will Feature Student Cast
The Fine Arts, Languages and Literature Department
at Southwest Tennessee Community College will present its version of the
critically acclaimed musical, Working, Friday, November 16,
through Sunday, November 18. The performances will be held in the Union
Avenue Campus Theater, 737 Union Avenue, Union and Manassas. Show time
Friday and Saturday is 8:00 p.m. The Sunday performance is set for 3:00
p.m. Tickets are $3.00 for adults. STCC employees and students may
attend free with ID.
Cynthia Martin, Associate Professor of Fine Arts,
Languages and Literature, is directing the production. She said the play
has a cast of more than 30 people, including students from STCC, the
University of Memphis, and Middle College High School.
Working is based on
a book by Studs Terkel. It is a celebration of ordinary people, the jobs
they do, and their workaday lives, Martin said.
"This musical deals with the search for daily
meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash,"
Martin explained. "It captures the extraordinary dreams and the
transcending spirit of ordinary working people."
With nearly 13,000 students, STCC is the largest
community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The College
offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees for transfer
to four-year colleges and universities; Associate of Applied Science
degrees for immediate career entry into technical, business, service,
education and allied health fields; and Technical and Academic
certificates to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the
For more information about Working, call
Southwest Tennessee Community College at 901/333-5588.